Early Learning Events
End Date: 24/06/2014
FREE Storytime sessions.
Parents, carers and grandparents are invited to come along to share songs, books and play with other children and families in the local area.
WHEN: Tuesdays 10-10.30am, during school terms starting on 11th February 2014
WHERE: Green Valley District Centre
179-183 Wilson Road, Green Valley
Receive free advice about your child's development and receive tip sheets about sharing books, language and literacy.
These sessions are run by a speech pathologist.
End Date: 15/12/2014
Our Story and Rhyme Time sessions are a fun way to introduce your child to the fabulous world of books.
Held in our Head Office every Monday from 9:30-10:15, during term time only.
For all families with children 0-5 years.
Benefits of Story and Rhyme time include:
- developing children's literacy skills,
- expanding social skill through exposure to other children of similar age,
- parent-child bonding
- fun in learning, and
- the natural development of confidence and talent in children.
Literacy begins at home and is critical in the first five years of your childâ€™s life.
You can start reading to your child from birth. By doing this you will be preparing your child for reading and writing in the future.
Listening to stories assists in early literacy growth and provides children with a good start for school.
End Date: 18/12/2013
Borrow from lots of toys for under 5 year olds. The Librarian can give you good advice and ideas on toys and activities that will suit your child. Perfect for supporting your child's development, while saving money. Membership fee starts at just $10 for six months. Toys can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks. For any family living in the Canterbury Council area.
Open during school term only.
Hours: Wednesdays 9am - 1 pm
+ some Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm, on 26th October & 23rd November only.
End Date: 20/12/2013
Possum Community Toy Library provides a large range of toys and resources for children aged 0-12 including construction equipment, wooden puzzles, baby toys, ride-ons, musical instruments, toys encouraging creative play, CDs and some larger equipment.
A range of specialist toys for children with additional needs is also available.
Membership allows you to borrow from our library located in Hazelbrook or from our mobile toy library van.
Borrowing times for the Toy Library at Hazelbrook are Wednesday to Fridays 1:30-4:30pm
The Toy Library Van makes regular visits to Springwood, North Katoomba, Mt Riverview and Blaxland, borrowing times are available on the attached map.
Cost gold coin donation.
The Bungarrabee Centre, 48-50 Oaklands Road, Hazelbrook 2779
Phone 02 4758 9966
End Date: 20/12/2013
The Nepean Area Transition to School (NATTS) project facilitates a positive start to school for children living in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury local government areas.
The project assists children and their families to have a positive start to school by offering supported playgroups which are facilitated by an early childhood teacher and run in a primary school during terms 3 and 4.
Children and their families have the opportunity to experience the school environment gradually before starting Kindergarten.
Children are able to explore the school buildings, meet the classroom teachers, listen to stories in the library, play in the school playground and purchase food from the canteen while attending the playgroup.
Relationships between families, children, prior to school service staff and school staff are nurtured within the supportive environment of the playgroup.
Children starting school the following year attend the supported playgroup with a parent and younger siblings are also welcome, with quality early childhood experiences provided for children from birth to five years. Children not accessing other prior to school services have priority of attendance.
CRAFT, STORIES, GAMES, ART, PUZZLES, SINGING, DANCING AND MORE
PLEASE BRING A HAT, DRINK & HEALTHY SNACK FOR MORNING TEA
End Date: 18/12/2013
â€œMusic Playschool is an early childhood development program that utilizes active music making, singing and movement to facilitate the physical, cognitive, emotional and social components essential for child development.
Not only will Music Playschool assist your child with developing their social and emotional skills, it will also strengthen the bond between you and your child. Musical play can also help with literacy and numeracy development, as well as body movement and motor skill development.
This group is for children aged between 18mths and 5yrs and their parents.
This program is very popular and places are strictly limited.
Location Rivergum Church, 49 Withers Road, 2155
Suburb Rouse Hill
Phone 02 8805 7207
End Date: 19/12/2013
Let your child learn about the natural world through 2 hrs of fun activities including:
. looking at worm farms
. Feeding chickens
. Gardening activities
Through these activities your child will gain a better understanding and respect of the natural world as well as learn basic sustainable concepts.
We encourage parent/grandparent and carers to participate and enjoy the activities with their child, to enhance the experience for you both. The activities will also show you how simple recycled items around the house can be used to entertain and aid in your childâ€™s development.
Macarthur Centre for Suatainability, 1 Mount Annan Drive, 2567
Phone 46479828 Bookings essential
End Date: 17/12/2014
Borrow lots of different toys for under five year olds from the community toy library. The Librarian will give you advice and ideas on toys that suit different ages and interests.Membership starts at just$10 for 6 months. Toys can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks.
Every Wednesday 9am â€“ 1pm
Plus some Saturdays 1pm â€“ 3pm
(31st August, 26th October
and 23rd November 2013)